I have helped nearly one thousand clients clear up their Illinois driving privileges over the past 20 years. Most of these clients were revoked for DUI convictions that caused the Secretary of State to revoked their driving privileges for a year or more. Many of my clients were revoked for having a duplicate ID, having given fraudulent information to the Secretary of State and getting caught when the facial recognition software the Sec State uses to find duplicate IDs caught them.
But I also have represented quite a few clients whose driver's licenses were revoked due to the fact that they were involved in an accident involving death while in the State of Illinois – or for reckless homicide – which is basically a DUI with a fatality. It is important to note that there is a lot of work that needs to be done to prepare people for a hearing with the Secretary of State after an accident involving a fatality.
If alcohol was involved, DUI classes should be taken by the candidate BEFORE he will be eligible for the formal administrative hearing. If no alcohol was involved it is still wise to take a driver remedial education course to show that you are taking this process seriously.
The Secretary of State looks for remorse in these cases and you better acknowledge your wrong doing in the process or you may be denied for minimizing your involvement in the death, which is not a good thing for the Secretary of State to see.
If you need help or have any questions about the license reinstatement process in Illinois for a formal administrative hearing you should call the experienced license reinstatement law firm of John W Callahan, Ltd.